Breeders’ Cup

Seeking The Soul Suffered Bout Of ‘Thumps’ In Pacific Classic, Will Aim For Lukas Classic

Charles Fipke’s homebred Seeking the Soul finished seventh in Saturday’s $1 million Pacific Classic at Del Mar, a disappointing effort from the post-time favorite. Trainer Dallas Stewart explained that the 6-year-old son of Perfect Soul suffered a bout of the “thumps,” an electrolyte imbalance, according to Horse Racing Nation. “Who knows when it might have […]

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Champion Stormy Liberal Routed To Kentucky Downs’ Turf Sprint

Stormy Liberal, the two-time winner of the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint, is scheduled to run in the $700,000, Grade 3 RUNHAPPY Turf Sprint, one of five graded stakes to be held at the upcoming RUNHAPPY Meet at Kentucky Downs. Kentucky Downs runs Aug. 31 and Sept. 5, 7, 8 and 12, with post time each […]

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Higher Power Jumps To Fifth Spot In Breeders’ Cup Classic Rankings

Hronis Racing’s 4-year-old Higher Power, runaway winner of Saturday’s $1 million TVG Pacific Classic (G1) at Del Mar, has surged to the No. 5 spot in the latest Breeders’ Cup Classic Rankings, while Mike Pegram, Karl Watson and Paul Weitman’s 4-year-old McKinzie, winner of the Whitney (G1), has retained the No. 1 position. Higher Power […]

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Enable, Magical Renew Breeders’ Cup Rivalry In Thursday’s Yorkshire Oaks

Prince Khalid Abdullah’s super mare Enable (GB) and Derrick Smith, Mrs. John Magnier and Michael Tabor’s multiple Group 1- winning filly Magical (IRE) are slated to renew their rivalry on Thursday at York in the 1 ½-mile Darley Yorkshire Oaks (G1) during the York Ebor Festival. The Yorkshire Oaks winner will receive an automatic berth […]

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Top-Rated Crystal Ocean Takes On All Comers In Juddmonte International

Crystal Ocean will bid to confirm his status as the highest-rated horse in the world when he contests the Group 1 Juddmonte International Stakes at York on Wednesday – the opening day of the Welcome to Yorkshire Ebor Festival. The Sir Michael Stoute-trained star ran a mighty race in defeat in last month’s King George […]

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Battaash, Ten Sovereigns To Clash In Friday’s Nunthorpe Stakes

Battaash and Ten Sovereigns remain on course for a fascinating clash in the Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes at York on Friday, which offers the winner an expenses-paid berth to the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint this fall at Santa Anita Park. The Charlie Hills-trained Battaash has again been in fine form this season, most recently recording a […]

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Undefeated Earthlight A Determined Winner Of ‘Win And You’re In’ Prix Morny

Godolphin SNC’s undefeated Earthlight (IRE), under jockey Mickael Barzalona, held off Sheikh Hamdan al Maktoum’s favored filly Raffle Prize (IRE) by a neck to win Sunday’s six-furlong Darley Prix Morny (G1) for 2-year-old colts and fillies at Deauville. With this victory, Earthlight, trained by Andre Fabre, gained the first automatic berth into the Breeders’ Cup […]

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Higher Power Puts It All Together For Dominant Pacific Classic Performance

Hronis Racing and John Sadler have now earned back-to-back $1 million Pacific Classic victories, starting with eventual champion Accelerate in 2018 and continuing with rising star Higher Power in the 2019 edition. A 4-year-old son of Medaglia d’Oro, Higher Power had a single stakes placing to his name when he was entered in this April’s […]

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Acclimate Steals Away On The Front End In Del Mar Handicap

The Ellwood Johnston Trust and Timmy Time Racing’s Acclimate grabbed the lead at the start of Saturday’s Grade 2 Del Mar Handicap and was able to hold it all the way to the wire, out-lasting the late-running Oscar Dominguez by a length on the wire. The 5-year-old California-bred son of Acclamation, ridden by Florent Geroux […]

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Breeders’ Cup Reveals 2021 Logo For Del Mar Edition

Breeders’ Cup, one of Thoroughbred horse racing’s most prestigious international events, today unveils the official logo for the 2021 Breeders’ Cup World Championships, which will be held on Friday, November 5 and Saturday, November 6 at the Del Mar racetrack in Del Mar, California for the second time in the event’s history. To learn more […]

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